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20 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 20 minutes read time.

24 min read

No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man

A frightened railway signal-man is plagued by premonitions of distasters.

20 min read

Mrs. Manstey's View

The only pleasure in the life of a lonely widow is the dismal view from her third floor New York boarding house.

20 min read

The Fifth Wheel

A good deed by the recently unemployed coachman Thomas McQuade has strange consequences.

25 min read

Finding Skerryvore

* Story contains bad language

A camping holiday with the family takes an unexpected turn.

17 min read

A Prodigal Tale

He left at night, taking with him a change of clothes, a blanket, and a small bag of money which he found in his father’s room.

25 min read

Rome Black Magic

* Story contains bad language

When Paolo falls ill, he becomes convinced it is the result of black magic directed at him by ex-girlfriend Morgana.

24 min read

Dracula's Guest

Intended as a short companion for Stoker's 'Dracula' we join the narrator as he begins a coach trip on the mysterious 'Walpurgis' night.